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Takeaway #184 inspired by @MsLaurynHill


It’s funny how money change a situation

Miscommunication leads to complication

My emancipation don’t fit your equation

 Lauryn Hill:   Lost Ones

Takeaway #184:

Monetary return often leads to corporate jealousy.  People may have a limited view of hierarchical status.  The view is often fixed for both you and viewer.  Don’t get trapped in someone else’s misguided world view.  It is limiting only for them – not you – unless you let it do so. 

Additionally, the notion that your new skill set/empowerment (“emancipation”) does not always jibe with other’s  “equation” is important.  As the pupil becomes the teacher, many ex-teachers are reluctant to end the teacher-student relationship.  Be cognizant of the tension, but do not let it limit you.  As your skills reach fruition, it is incumbent on you to communicate in a manner that is digestible for those who are grappling with your growth, i.e., avoid miscommunication leading to complication.  Unfortunately, sometimes they will not hear you, being distracted by their own memory of the unemancipated/former you.  Don’t worry, your new skill set  will allow you many different ways to communicate and make sure that they hear the new successful you.

About codemizell

The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

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